The Sound Devices MixPre-10 II 10-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder and Audio Bag Kit from B&H is a portable digital multitrack recorder and audio bag designed to provide flexible high-resolution recording and efficient access and transport for sound designers, videographers, and field recordists on set or in various indoor and outdoor production locations. The MixPre-10 II field mixer/recorder offers 8 high-gain, low-noise microphone preamps along with 12-channel tracking capabilities, while the K-Tek Stingray Junior-X audio bag is optimized for easy access to the mixer, providing a lightweight, rigid internal frame for support.
For professional videographers, field recordists, podcasters, and Ambisonics enthusiasts who need pristine audio capture of up to eight microphones, the Sound Devices MixPre-10 II multitrack field recorder is an ideal tool. Record up to ten tracks of external sources (eight channels via XLR-1/4" combo jacks and two channels via a 3.5mm mini jack)—as well as a stereo mix—at sample rates and resolutions of up to 192 kHz / 32-bit, all while monitoring audio in headphones. If you choose to use the MixPre-6 II to stream audio, you'll be able to achieve sample rates up to 96 kHz.
The MixPre-10 II offers many upgrades over its predecessor. Chief among these features is the ability to record at 32-bit floating point to an internal SD card. The unit also functions as an audio interface capable of 32-bit floating point streaming over USB to a Mac computer. This makes it nearly impossible for you to clip (distort) audio on the way in. Whether you're recording hot or making use of the unit's astounding 142 dB dynamic range, you'll only be handicapped by the quality of your microphone.
The device sports the same Kashmir preamps as the MixPre-10T with one key difference: an even lower noise floor, at 130 dBV. With line-level XLR and 3.5mm outputs, you can monitor in both headphones and on a compatible line-level device at the same time. Timecode connections are made possible via BNC, HDMI, and 3.5mm connections.
All of this is available in an eight-channel package that can be powered from wall chargers, AA batteries, or Sony L-series batteries. Whether you use the device in an advanced or basic capacity, the MixPre-10 II will suit any intimate, field-based production.
The unit can send a complete 32-bit float audio signal over USB when connected to a Mac computer running macOS Catalina (version 10.15 or later).
- Kashmir microphone preamps with 48V phantom power
- Internal timecode generator
- Sample rates up to 192 kHz
- Bit depths up to 32-bit float
- Adjustable Limiters
- SD card recording and reading
- Backup to USB drive
- 10 seconds of pre-roll at 48 kHz
- USB control surface support
- Customize with plugins
- Add low cut, high pass, delay, polarity invert, and panning
- Simultaneous recording, mixing, and USB audio streaming
- Trigger record via timecode or HDMI timecode
- Bluetooth for wireless control via Wingman app
- Basic, Advanced, and Custom modes
- High-fidelity headphone amplifier
Sporting the company's classic orange interior color scheme, this K-Tek Stingray Junior X is a professional audio bag designed for use with ultracompact field mixer/recorder models such as Zaxcom's Nova and Maxx and the Sound Devices 833, 888, and MixPre 10. As the third generation of Stingray bags, the Junior X boasts valuable improvements based on insight from demanding sound engineers. From its reinforced internal vertical frame to its trap door and zippered side panels, the Junior X is built for strength, stability, and ease of access.
Solid 3/8 and 1/4" attachment points on the frame allow you to connect accessories including antennas and magic arms for cell phones and tablets. The front flap opens for access to the recorder's controls, while color-coded zippers help you locate gear quickly on set. The removable shoulder strap helps you carry the gear, while the built-in kickstand allows the bag to sit at an angle when placed on a tabletop or the ground. Tough yet lightweight, the Stingray Junior X bag is ready for use in a wide variety of recording location environments. A clear shield and an all-weather bag are included to protect your gear and conceal the contents.
Three layers of water-repellent polyurethane reinforce the X Bag, which features a 1680D durable polyester fabric. The bag is meant for productions using very compact, full-function audio mixer recorders. The design was optimized to work with mixers like the Sound Devices 833 and 888 as well as Zaxcom's Nova and Maxx. It is also well suited for many similarly sized mixer recorders.
Two solid, threaded attachment points are directly tied into the frame structure of the bag, allowing accessories like sharkfin antennas to be attached. These two attachment points each feature 1/4"-20 female and 3/8"-16 male threads.
The premium zippers are color-coded for your convenience. Large side pockets offer plenty of room to store batteries and other accessories. Generous pass-throughs allow cable routing from and to the main compartment. A separate front compartment is protected by a rigid front panel and can be expanded or closed tight. Hook-and-loop pockets close the bottom sides of the front compartment while allowing for cabling access to the exterior of the bag. Various cable pass-through locations and smart storage points prove the versatility of the Stingray Junior X bag to various equipment choices and recording environments.
The Stingray Junior X bag comes with a shoulder strap, a clear shield, and an all-weather protection stealth bag. It is a perfect companion for the K-Tek Waistbelt and is fully compatible with the Stingray Harness (both available separately).